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| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
A HALLOWEEN TREAT Jake (shown) and Shannon Voelker, parishioners of St. Joseph in West St. Paul, announced their pregnancy Oct. 31 on a pumpkin that Jake carved and shared on social media. “I’m really excited that it’s finally public news. It was a perfect reveal,” said Shannon, who is due April 1. (No joke!) Jake has carved a number of creative pumpkins, including Pope Francis. “I wanted this pumpkin to really convey to our family and friends how excited and happy we are that God has given us a little life to take care of, and I hope it might remind people in some small way that every life, young or old, is precious and a gift from God,” Jake said. Their announcement comes at the end of Respect Life Month. Congratulations and God bless, Jake and Shannon! Photo courtesy of Jake Voelker/jakevoelker.com

A HALLOWEEN TREAT Jake (shown) and Shannon Voelker, parishioners of St. Joseph in West St. Paul, announced their pregnancy Oct. 31 on a pumpkin that Jake carved and shared on social media. “I’m really excited that it’s finally public news. It was a perfect reveal,” said Shannon, who is due April 1. (No joke!) Jake has carved a number of creative pumpkins, including Pope Francis. “I wanted this pumpkin to really convey to our family and friends how excited and happy we are that God has given us a little life to take care of, and I hope it might remind people in some small way that every life, young or old, is precious and a gift from God,” Jake said. Their announcement comes at the end of Respect Life Month. Congratulations and God bless, Jake and Shannon! Photo courtesy of Jake Voelker/jakevoelker.com

PAPAL POSTAGE A Filipino student paints an image of Pope Francis during the Nationwide On-the-Spot Stamp design contest in Manila, Philippines, Oct. 24. The Philippine post office organized the event as part of the preparation for Pope Francis’ Jan. 15-19 visit to the Philippines. CNS/Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA

PAPAL POSTAGE A Filipino student paints an image of Pope Francis during the Nationwide On-the-Spot Stamp design contest in Manila, Philippines, Oct. 24. The Philippine post office organized the event as part of the preparation for Pope Francis’ Jan. 15-19 visit to the Philippines. CNS/Ritchie B. Tongo, EPA

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